Occurrence record: School of Ants - SoA 5306

PreservedSpecimen of Pheidole megacephala | Coastal Brown Ant recorded on 2018-06-13

Dataset

Data resource School of Ants
Catalog number SoA 5306
Basis of record Preserved specimen
Collector St Philomena's School
License CC-BY
Sampling protocol Hand collected
Occurrence status present
Abcd identification qualifier Not provided

Event

Collecting date 2018-06-13
Sampling protocol Hand collected
Date precision Day
Verbatim event date 13/06/2018

Taxonomy

Scientific name Pheidole megacephala
Supplied scientific name "Pheidole megacephala"
Taxon rank species
Common name Coastal Brown Ant
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Hymenoptera
Family Formicidae
Genus Pheidole
Species Pheidole megacephala
Taxonomic issue No issues
Name match metric Exact match
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Geospatial

Country Australia
State / Province New South Wales
Supplied as: "NSW"
Locality Moree Plains (A)
Locality Moree
Latitude -29.46005556
Longitude 149.8380556
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Coordinate precision Unknown
Biome Terrestrial

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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Fallow practice - dominant (area) Fallow 3-9 months
    Fallow practice - dominant (number) Fallow 3-9 months
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Freshwater Eastern Australia Rivers & Streams
    Irrigation practice - dominant 6. Local knowledge
    Land use Water
    Murray Darling Basin Authority Water Quality Zones Upland
    Murray-Darling Basin Boundary Murray-Darling Basin Boundary
    Murray-Darling Basin Ground Water Plan Areas GW15
    Murray-Darling Basin Ground Water SDL Resource Units Lower Gwydir Alluvium (GS24)
    Murray-Darling Basin Surface Water Plan Areas SW15
    Murray-Darling Basin Surface Water SDL Resource Units SS22
    Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Rivers Audit (SRA) Valleys GWYDIR
    Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Rivers Audit (SRA) Zones slopes
    NRM Regions Border Rivers-Gwydir
    NRM Regions 2014 North West NSW
    NRM Regions 2015 North West NSW
    Stubble practice - dominant (area) Stubble ploughed in
    Stubble practice - dominant (number) Stubble ploughed in
    Tillage practice - dominant (area) 1-2 cultivations
    Tillage practice - dominant (number) 1-2 cultivations
    Biodiversity
    Freshwater Ecoregions of the World Murray - Darling
    IBRA 6 Regions Brigalow Belt South
    IBRA 6 Sub Regions Northern Outwash
    IBRA 7 Regions Brigalow Belt South
    IBRA 7 Subregions Northern Outwash
    Terrestrial Ecoregional Boundaries Brigalow Tropical Savanna
    World Anthropogenic Biomes (2000) Residential rangelands
    Climate
    Agroclimatic classification of Australia Growth is limited by moisture rather than temperature and the winters are mild. Growth is relatively even through the year
    Koppen Climate Classification (All Classes) Subtropical: moderately dry winter
    Koppen Climate Classification (Major Classes) Subtropical
    Fire
    Fire regime niches Pasture, cropland (temperate)
    Hydrology
    Drainage Divisions Level 1 Murray-Darling Basin
    Drainage Divisions Level 2 DARLING RIVER
    River Regions GWYDIR RIVER
    Marine
    States including coastal waters New South Wales (including Coastal Waters)
    Political
    ASGS Australian States and Territories New South Wales
    Australian States and Territories New South Wales
    Commonwealth Electoral Boundaries Parkes
    LGA Boundaries (deprecated) Moree Plains
    Local Government Areas Moree Plains (A)
    Murray-Darling Basin Water Resource Planning Areas Traditional Owners - Ground Water Gomeroi/Kamilaroi
    Murray-Darling Basin Water Resource Planning Areas Traditional Owners - Surface Water Gomeroi/Kamilaroi
    NSW Local Land Services Regions North West
    PSMA Commonwealth Electoral Boundaries (2016) PARKES
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2016) LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
    Statistical Local Areas Moree Plains (A)
    World Country Boundaries Australia
    Substrate
    Geological Regions of Australia Surat Region
    Surface Geology of Australia Qa
    Topography
    Physiographic Provinces of Australia Central Lowlands Province
    Physiographic Regions 2011 Upper Darling Plains
    Vegetation
    Australia's Indigenous forest estate (2013) v2.0 Non-Indigenous, Native forest
    Forests of Australia (2013) v2.0 Other native forest
    Land cover Native grasslands and minimally modified pastures
    NVIS 4.1 Major Vegetation Groups Cleared, non-native vegetation, buildings
    NVIS 4.1 Major Vegetation Subgroups Cleared, non-native vegetation, buildings
    Tenure of Australia's forests (2013) v2.0 Private Freehold
    Vegetation - condition Transformed
    Vegetation types - native Eucalypt woodlands
    Vegetation types - present cleared, non-native vegetation, buildings

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Area Management
    Beef numbers 1959412.0 dse
    Dairy numbers 291.0 dse
    Dolomite (physical) 1.0 t/ha
    Gypsum 1.0 t/ha
    Lime 2.0 t/ha
    Natural resource management expenditure 4720312.0 $
    Natural resource management expenditure - additional 0.0 $/ha
    Nitrogen 0.065878 t/ha
    Phosphorus 0.013856 t/ha
    Potassium 0.018327 t/ha
    Sheep numbers 289327.0 dse
    Biodiversity
    Acacia – Miller et al 2012 - 0.5 degree 0.6075
    Amphibians (global) – Pyron & Wiens 2011 - 0.5 degree 2.7066
    Endemism 0.023821384
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.024938563
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.3689
    Migratory species (2008) 4.0 frequency
    Occurrence Density 34.753086 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 3.3139617 index
    Species Richness 9.333333 frequency
    Threatened communities (2008) 0.0 frequency
    Threatened species (2008) 4.0 frequency
    Climate
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - annual mean 0.2874169
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month max 0.48562062
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month min 0.16439791
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - annual mean 173.48917 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month max 296.94 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month min 67.11 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 macrotherm plants - annual mean 0.13 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 mesotherm plants - annual mean 0.18 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C4 megatherm plants - annual mean 0.11 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Humidity - annual mean relative 3pm 57.69559 %
    2030A1BMk35M: Humidity - month max relative 3pm 68.31734 %
    2030A1BMk35M: Humidity - month min relative 3pm 49.97014 %
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - annual mean 44.3575 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - driest month 21.98 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - equinox seasonality ratio 1.059166
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - max difference between successive months 0.62903225 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - min difference between successive months -0.94715667 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - solstice seasonality ratio 2.2355905
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - spring or autumn season 0.058656376
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - summer or winter season 1.222198
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - wettest month 78.21 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - annual mean -129.13167 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month max -238.23001 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month min -34.52 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - max month precipitation modified 26.26 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - mean annual precipitation modified 19.073334 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - min month precipitation modified 10.62 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual max mean 28.645 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual min mean 13.29 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual range 31.200012 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coldest month min 4.79 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coolest month max 19.66 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in max 3.8299866 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in min 4.279999 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max month diurnal range 16.679993 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - mean annual diurnal range 15.355003 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in max -4.6299744 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in min -4.1700134 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min month diurnal range 14.180023 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - month hottest maximum 35.99 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - warmest month min 20.89 degrees C
    Aridity index - annual mean 0.29741332
    Aridity index - month max 0.57176226
    Aridity index - month min 0.20666632
    Evaporation - annual mean 181.84479 (ml/5km x 5km pixel)
    Evaporation - average 13878.0 ml
    Evaporation - month max 302.57263 mm
    Evaporation - month min 69.2 mm
    Evaporation - variability 21.0 %
    Growth index C3 macrotherm plants - annual mean 0.11 index
    Growth index C3 mesotherm plants - annual mean 0.19 index
    Growth index C4 megatherm plants - annual mean 0.09 index
    Humidity - annual mean relative 73.8886 %
    Humidity - annual mean relative 3pm 57.049175 %
    Humidity - month max relative 87.33626 %
    Humidity - month max relative 3pm 67.99515 %
    Humidity - month min relative 49.20957 %
    Humidity - month min relative 3pm 49.20957 %
    Precipitation - annual 555.0 mm
    Precipitation - annual (Bio12) 598.0 mm
    Precipitation - annual (log) seasonality index 0.09828114
    Precipitation - annual mean 47.036743 mm
    Precipitation - annual seasonality 0.69168645
    Precipitation - annual seasonality ratio 1.694989
    Precipitation - autumn 123.0 mm
    Precipitation - autumn reliability 33.0 %
    Precipitation - coldest quarter (Bio19) 116.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest month 31.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest period (Bio14) 6.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest quarter (Bio17) 105.0 mm
    Precipitation - equinox seasonality ratio 1.0939443
    Precipitation - max difference between successive months 0.4827957 mm/day
    Precipitation - min difference between successive months -0.6617138 mm/day
    Precipitation - seasonality (Bio15) 34.0 mm
    Precipitation - solstice seasonality ratio 1.8067719
    Precipitation - spring 133.0 mm
    Precipitation - spring or autumn (log) season 0.018471701
    Precipitation - spring or autumn season 0.09318918
    Precipitation - spring reliability 44.0 %
    Precipitation - summer 196.0 mm
    Precipitation - summer or winter (log) season 0.12497372
    Precipitation - summer or winter season 0.79943985
    Precipitation - summer reliability 36.0 %
    Precipitation - warmest quarter (Bio18) 218.0 mm
    Precipitation - wettest month 70.0 mm
    Precipitation - wettest period (Bio13) 20.0 mm
    Precipitation - wettest quarter (Bio16) 218.0 mm
    Precipitation - winter 108.0 mm
    Precipitation - winter reliability 32.0 %
    Precipitation deficit - annual mean -134.80804 mm
    Precipitation deficit - month max -239.57263 mm
    Precipitation deficit - month min -32.23173 mm
    Radiation - annual mean (Bio20) 18.9 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - coldest quarter (Bio27) 12.2 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - driest quarter (Bio25) 17.8 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - highest period (Bio21) 26.3 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - lowest period (Bio22) 10.3 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - max month precipitation modified 26.0 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - mean annual precipitation modified 18.99138 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - min month precipitation modified 10.6 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - seasonality (Bio23) 29.0
    Radiation - warmest quarter (Bio26) 24.5 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - wettest quarter (Bio24) 24.5 MJ/m2/day
    Temperature - annual max mean 26.390833 degrees C
    Temperature - annual mean (Bio01) 19.5 degrees C
    Temperature - annual min mean 11.599167 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range 29.700012 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range (Bio07) 31.2 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest month min 3.41 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest period min (Bio06) 3.6 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest quarter mean (Bio11) 11.9 degrees C
    Temperature - coolest month max 17.67 degrees C
    Temperature - diurnal range mean (Bio02) 15.1 degrees C
    Temperature - driest quarter mean (Bio09) 15.2 degrees C
    Temperature - isothermality (Bio03) 0.48 %
    Temperature - max absolute mean max 44.0 degrees C
    Temperature - max difference in max 3.880005 degrees C/day
    Temperature - max difference in min 4.480011 degrees C/day
    Temperature - max month diurnal range 15.98999 degrees C
    Temperature - mean annual absolute mean min -1.750828 degrees C
    Temperature - mean annual diurnal range 14.791669 degrees C
    Temperature - min absolute mean min -5.483104 degrees C
    Temperature - min difference in max -4.8200073 degrees C/day
    Temperature - min difference in min -4.470001 degrees C/day
    Temperature - min month diurnal range 13.690002 degrees C
    Temperature - month hottest maximum 33.73 degrees C
    Temperature - month mean absolute max 39.42158 degrees C
    Temperature - seasonality (Bio04) 1.97
    Temperature - warmest month min 19.09 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest period max (Bio05) 34.8 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest quarter (Bio10) 26.5 degrees C
    Temperature - wettest quarter mean (Bio08) 26.5 degrees C
    Vapour pressure deficit - annual mean 0.67494756 KPa
    Vapour pressure deficit - annual mean 9am 0.8594432 KPa
    Vapour pressure deficit - month max 1.4280899 KPa
    Vapour pressure deficit - month max 9am 1.4280899 KPa
    Vapour pressure deficit - month min 0.08706176 KPa
    Vapour pressure deficit - month min 9am 0.40743744 KPa
    Wind run - annual mean 151.52122 km/day
    Wind run - month max 172.9994 km/day
    Wind run - month min 125.5 km/day
    Wind speed - annual mean 3pm 3.275 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am 2.8583333 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am or 3pm 3.6 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 3pm 3.7 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am 3.5 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am or 3pm 3.7 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 3pm 2.9 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am 2.0 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am or 3pm 2.0 m/s
    WorldClim: Precipitation - annual 584.0 mm
    WorldClim: Precipitation - coldest quarter 110.0 mm
    WorldClim: Precipitation - driest month 27.0 mm
    WorldClim: Precipitation - driest quarter 110.0 mm
    WorldClim: Precipitation - seasonality 28.0
    WorldClim: Precipitation - warmest quarter 205.0 mm
    WorldClim: Precipitation - wettest month 72.0 mm
    WorldClim: Precipitation - wettest quarter 205.0 mm
    WorldClim: Temperature - annual mean 191.0 degrees C * 10
    WorldClim: Temperature - annual range 298.0 degrees C * 10
    WorldClim: Temperature - coldest month min 37.0 degrees C * 10
    WorldClim: Temperature - coldest quarter mean 115.0 degrees C * 10
    WorldClim: Temperature - diurnal range mean 142.0 degrees C * 10
    WorldClim: Temperature - driest quarter mean 115.0 degrees C * 10
    WorldClim: Temperature - isothermality 47.0 %
    WorldClim: Temperature - seasonality 5654.0 standard deviation (degrees C * 10) * 100
    WorldClim: Temperature - warmest month max 335.0 degrees C * 10
    WorldClim: Temperature - warmest quarter mean 260.0 degrees C * 10
    WorldClim: Temperature - wettest quarter mean 260.0 degrees C * 10
    Distance
    Distance - to any water (weighted) 0.0 degrees
    Distance - to coast 3.355607 km x 100
    Distance - to non-permanent water (weighted) 0.0 degrees
    Distance - to permanent water (weighted) 0.01 km
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 183045.48 m
    Remoteness index 4.23
    Hydrology
    Drainage - average 6.0 megalitres/5x5km/year
    Drainage - variability 236.0 %
    Runoff - average 803.0 megalitres/5x5km/year
    Water Observations From Space 0.0 Percentage
    Social
    Age 34.7 years
    Age - prime group 29.0 Count
    Disadvantaged 928.882 points (mean=1000)
    Education - degrees 8.1 %
    Education - vocational training 20.8 %
    Employment 27.1 %
    Home ownership 52.0 %
    Income - high 28.8 %
    Income - low 14.9 %
    Internet 43.7 %
    Population - change -7.8 count
    Population - density SLA 2006 p/sqkm) 0.8 people/km^2
    Unemployment rate 4.3 %
    Work force - older 24.3 Count
    Substrate
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - annual mean 0.287411
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month max 0.4844528
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month min 0.16439791
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month max 143.66272 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month mean 61.720158 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month min 0.0 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - annual mean -1.4995735 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month max -1.4948814 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month min -1.5 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - annual mean 25.86699
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month max 43.60075
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month min 14.795811
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - annual mean 0.0 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month max 0.0 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month min 0.0 mm
    ASRIS 0-1m Plant Available Water Capacity (250m raster) 114.0 mm
    ASRIS 0-30cm Bulk Density (250m raster) 1.27 Mg/m3
    ASRIS 0-30cm Clay Content (250m raster) 52.0 %
    Bouguer gravity anomalies -134.8562 Gal
    Bulk density 1.3887589 Mg/m^3
    Calcrete 0.0 presence
    Carbon - organic 0.93646085 %
    Carbon store pre-European 82.78793 kgC/ha
    Clay % 56.733154 %
    Crop factor - annual mean 0.29741332
    Crop factor - month max 0.57176226
    Crop factor - month min 0.20666632
    Erodibility 79.0 k factor
    Erosional surfaces - proportion 56.25 %
    Erosivity 1395.0 MJ mm/ha/hr
    Hydrologic conductivity - average saturated 0.12857144 mm/h
    Hydrological conductivity - uncertainty 4.0
    Lithology - age range 2.588 my
    Lithology - fertility 6.0 index
    Lithology - mean age 1.294 my
    Lithology - mean age (log) 0.11193429 log my
    Lithology - mean age range (log) 0.41296428 log my
    Magnetic anomalies 146.0 nT
    Moisture - average 43.0 %
    Moisture - variability 11.0 %
    Moisture Index - annual mean (Bio28) 0.31
    Moisture Index - coldest quarter mean (Bio35) 0.5
    Moisture Index - highest period (Bio29) 0.6
    Moisture Index - highest quarter mean (Bio32) 0.5
    Moisture Index - lowest period (Bio30) 0.19
    Moisture Index - lowest quarter mean (Bio33) 0.22
    Moisture Index - seasonality (Bio31) 38.0
    Moisture Index - warmest quarter mean (Bio34) 0.26
    Nitrogen - plant-available pre-European 7303.901 kgN/ha
    Nitrogen concentration pre-European 47.53454 mgN kg/H2O
    Nitrogen store pre-European 96.74582 kgN/ha
    Nutrient status 2.0 index
    Pedality hydrological score 4.0065603
    Ph - soil 6.0 ph
    Phosphorus - plant-available pre-European 17.80244 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus - plant-available total pre-European 1051.0626 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus pre-European 8.746951 mgP kg/H2O
    Soil depth 1.4 m
    Soil pedality 4.0065603
    Soils - coarse 0.0 class
    Substrate data reliability 2.0
    Topographic wetness index 15.17714
    Unreliable water retention parameters 0.0
    Water deficit - month max 150.09755 mm
    Water deficit - month mean 67.39153 mm
    Water deficit - month min 0.08307648 mm
    Water holding capacity 22000.0 mm
    Water holding capacity - plant-available 155.0 mm
    Water potential - annual mean -1.5 MPa
    Water potential - month max -1.5 MPa
    Water potential - month min -1.5 MPa
    Water stress index - annual mean 26.767197
    Water stress index - month max 51.4586
    Water stress index - month min 18.599968
    Water surplus - annual mean 0.0 mm
    Water surplus - month max 0.0 mm
    Water surplus - month min 0.0 mm
    Weathering Intensity V2 3.56405 Weathering Intensity Index
    Topography
    Aspect 231.0 degrees
    Averaged Topographic Relief 33.375 metres
    Bathymetry and Topography 9 sec 202.0 m
    Elevation 213.0 m
    Ridge top flatness 2.72425
    Ridge top flatness - proportion 0.0 %
    Slope length 1000.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 0.96681947 degrees
    Topographic relief 9.97023 m
    Topographic roughness 1.41573 %
    Topographic slope (%) 0.8244871 %
    Valley bottom % 0.0 %
    Valley bottom flatness index 1.675818
    Vegetation
    Enhanced Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.3818 EVI
    Fractional Cover - Bare Soil (2012-03-05) 40.0 % Bare Soil
    Fractional Cover - Non-persistent Vegetation (2012-03-05) 30.0 % Non-persistent Vegetation
    Fractional Cover - Persistent Vegetation (2012-03-05) 30.0 % Persistent Vegetation
    NDVI Mean 53.0 NDVI x 100
    NPP Mean 5.0 tonnes/ha/yr
    Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.5054 NDVI
    Phenology peak day of year 2002 dry 157.3871 Day
    Phenology peak day of year 2012 wet 124.111115 Day